WHERE IS MY BRA?
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
It's official...my creative mind and imagination are wandering again!
So this morning...I was imagining a couple of pre-teen girls having a slumber party in the late 60's! (stop...I am NOT a perv...read on please) They are giggling because one of their brothers was doing push-ups per his Charles Atlas Wall Chart! He was 17...shirtless...and doing the perfect push-up! The girls laughed and laughed and laughed!
So they wondered...as youth do...what it would be like to be the other sex! (funny how that is "normal" with youth...abnormal in later life...) So they put on gym shorts...take off their shirts...taped a carpet scrap of shag carpeting to their chest and STRUGGLED to pump out even a few BOY PUSH-UPS!
They both crashed to the floor...laughing...and hurting...and wondering WHY ANYONE WOULD EVER DO A PUSH-UP!
So...you are probably wondering..."Why in the the world would Todd share such a bizarre thought?"...well the truth...as I tempted to start the 100 push-up challenge this morning...shirtless on the wood floors...I looked at myself struggling in the 5th set...pencil arms shaking...hairy chest dripping from just a few minutes of work...and saw the truth...from this angle...gravity pulls EVERYTHING down and I looked like a pre-teen in need of a training bra!
Horrified...I fell on my face laughing!
I realized...I have spent my ENTIRE LIFE AVOIDING THE PUSH UP! I HATE THEM! In gym...I always had to use the restroom during push-ups! I have always had amazingly strong thighs and never felt the need to develop my 'guns" to lift anything. I had a teacher I admired a few years ago tell me, "so men don't have upper bodies meant to be developed...yours is one of them...besides...in later life...when their muscle is falling...you will still look GREAT!"
I realize now...that was BAD ADVICE...it ALL FALLS!
But...since I avoid the push-ups...I thought...probably MANY of my spark friends have something THEY AVOID! You don't have to share...but ask yourself WHY you are avoiding it? Just because you NEVER HAVE...doesn't mean you NEVER SHOULD! Think about it! If you have the tools and knowledge to make something better...why not work on it?
In the meantime...where is my bra?